Subterranean Kerry Channeling Bob Dylan: 'Join The Army If You Fail'

When John Kerry, child of the 60s, slurred the military with his comment, reported here by NewsBuster Warner Todd Huston, that people who who don't study wind up 'stuck in Iraq,' he was channeling the anti-war Bob Dylan and his 1965 song Subterranean Homesick Blues, which includes this line

"Get jailed, jump bail
"Join the army, if you fail."

It's the same song that contains the famous line "You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows," from which the domestic terrorist group The Weathermen took its name.

Hey John, Don't Think Twice - it's not alright.

Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.